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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday First Submission:

I found a great blog called Between Naps on the Porch (which I added to my blog list, so you can check it out!) which has a blog event called 'Tablescape Thursdays'. Imagine my excitement when I learned there are so many people like me who love to put together beautiful tables!!!

I haven't taken any pictures recently of any table settings, but I do have some pictures I took in the past, so I thought I would post them for my first submission to Tablescape Thursday!  I also have a nice picture of the centerpiece I use at Christmastime for the dining room table, so I will include that one as well!

My fine china (bone china); Noritake's "Knottinghill" with platinum edge. (discontinued)

My fine crystal: Mikasa "Jamestown" Platinum

Some views of a place setting

This is the centerpiece I usually have on the dining room table for the holidays!

I loved these silver salt and pepper shakers that we found in an antique store! They were labeled as peacocks, but I think they are actually pheasants.

The bone china is Noritake's "Knottinghill" with a platinum edge and is a five piece place setting. This was my wedding china from my first marriage in 1995 and it has been discontinued for some years.

The fine crystal is Mikasa's "Jamestown" Platinum. I have both water goblets and wine glasses.
The champagne flutes were called "Michelangelo" but I do not recall at this time the maker. They were purchased years ago at Boston Store.
The individual butter domes are white and were purchased at Boston Store about 4 years ago.
My silver flatware is Oneida and the pattern was called alternatively "Spring Blossom" and "Morning Blossom". It has also been discontinued for some years.
Linens:  heirloom thread crochet tablecloth ( a vintage item purchased at an antique store). Dark red brocade napkins were purchased at Macy's many years ago, as were the oval Quaker Lace place mats.
I have folded the napkin in a fold called the "Fleur de Lis", which stands up with the aid of a silver napkin ring.


susan said...

Glad to "meet" you and see your table! That tablecloth is gorgeous and pheasants or peacock--I think they are unique and beautiful!

Liz said...

Nice job first timer! :) I love the pop of red! Very pretty!

Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Welcome to TT. Your table is lovely. I really like the berry topiary and the silver pheasants. Beautiful! ~ Sarah

Martha said...

Welcome to your First TT! You did well -- it is a beautiful table! Your things are absolutely stunning and you've put them together very well!

I think I may have the same pheasants (they are definitey pheasants and not peacocks) -- bought new from Nordstrom's a couple of Christmases ago -- a gift from a dear friend!

I hope you'll be back nexxt Thursday --it's a fun thing to do on Thursdays -- tablescaping!

Dining Delight said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Your china is beautiful and the centerpiece is perfect for the holiday season. Love those pheasant S&P's too!
Checked out your Christmas decor in the post following and you have done it up right! Such a lovely home too!
Happy 2010!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. You did good for your first time. I love the S&P shakers. And the fleur de lis napkin fold. I need to learn to do that. Thanks for visiting my tablescape & leaving me a comment.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome to TT -- A beautiful table you've set for us. What a lovley tablecloth. Looking forward to being invited to your table again. TT is quite addictive you know.

Jeanette said...

The place settings are just beautiful. Those salt and pepper shakers are too cute.

Mimi said...

Katie, your table is lovely from the china, to the silver pheasants, but mostly the beautiful crocheted tablecloth, it is stunning!

Jeannine said...

This is a lovely table. Glad to see how you used the crocheted table cloth. I have several and need to start using them too. Thanks for sharing

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So pretty! I love the tablecloth - and your house is gorgeous!
Cheers, Andrea